On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 09:54:23AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> > I noticed recently that the GitHub contributions page for git.git did
> > not seem very accurate. The problem is that while it uses shortlog, it
> > does not respect .mailmap, because we do not have a working tree from
> > which to read the .mailmap.
> >
> > This series adds a config option analogous to mailmap.file, but which
> > reads from a blob in the repository (so the obvious thing to set it to
> > is "HEAD:.mailmap" in a bare repo, and probably "master:.mailmap" if you
> > frequently want to traverse while on unrelated branches). The obvious
> > alternative is to checkout a temporary file of .mailmap and point
> > mailmap.file at it, but this is a bit more convenient.
> Yeah, I think this is sane.
> Have you considered defaulting to read from HEAD:.mailmap even when
> this new configuration is not there if core.bare is set?  I would
> imagine that it would be the most convenient and match people's
> expectations.

Yeah, I almost suggested that, but I figured it could wait for the
feature to prove itself in the real world before turning it on by
default. It _should_ be pretty harmless, though, so I don't mind turning
it on by default.

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